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Poultry Jubilation on the Farm

The delight of sharing food that you have cooked, grown or raised is more gratifying than buying someone a gift. Unless you are buying them a hen! Egg layers are beautiful little fluff balls that gather at your feet when they see you. And roosters, well, they are like the men in my household, loud, proud, and like to showoff their flashy feathers (just kidding). Poultry, as most farm animals (probably all animals) get excited with real food. There is pleasure in feeding animals because they express excitable energy that feels like gratitude. If I were to write a book it would be, “The Joy of Feeding.” I think Julia Child was speaking to this same emotion when she would say:

People who love to eat are always the best people.

Julia Child

In my kitchen, we keep a Cambro container for the daily food scraps (veggies and fruits only) that adds spice to these lady’s diets.

This addition to their intake, is visible in their yolk color.

I cannot say enough about backyard chickens. If you have a space for them, I highly recommend raising your own backyard chickens. They do not require a lot of time or attention for all that they provide you. We raise them with love and in return they give us joy and nourishment!

My name is Emely Hernandez, I am following my dream to cook and mission to help others. As a home visiting nurse, I saw many first time moms who did not know how to cook and this worried me because if they could not feed themselves nutritious meals, what were they going to feed their baby? I am striving to make an impact in my community, whether by cooking a nourishing meal for the homeless or teaching a new mother how to cook and feed her family. This has led me to finally attend cooking school at the San Francisco Cooking School.

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